“Being far-away from my relatives and best friends..have put a deep sorrow in my heart..suddenly I found this tausyiah at my residential college. May Allah give you assurance in your heart: that there is no help except from Allah “
7 Ways To Deal with Stress and Anxiety
1. Ask him , He listens: Du’a
Turn each anxiety, each fear and each concern into a Du’a(supplication). Look at is as another reason to submit to God and be in Sajdah(Prostation),
during which you are closest to Allah. God listens and already knows what is in your heart, but He wants you to ask Him for what you want. The prophet said
“Allah is angry with those who do not ask Him for anything(HR.Tirdmidhi)”
2. Remember that Human Responsibility is Limited
While we need to carry out our duty to the best of our abilities, always remember that you dont control the outcome of events.Even the prophets, did not control the outcome of their efforts. Some were successful, others were not.Once you have done your duty,leave the result to Allah. Regardless of the results
of your efforts, you will be rewarded for the part you have played.
3. Leave the World Behind you Five Times a Day.
Use the five daily prayers as a means to become more Hereafter-oriented and less attached to this temporary world. Start distancing yourself as soon as you hear Adzan
, the call to prayer. When you perform Wudu, keep repeating Shahadat, the declaration of faith, as water drops slip down your face, hand , arm and hair. When you stand ready to pray, mentally prepare yourself to leave this world and all of its worries and stresses
4. Seek help through Sabr and Shalat(Qur’an 2:45)
This instruction from Allah provides us with two critical tools that can ease our worries and pain.Patience and prayer are two oft-neglected stress busters. Sabr is often translated as patience but it is not just that.
It includes self-control, perserverance, endurance,and a focussed struggle to achieve one’s goal. Unlike patience, which implies resignation, the concept of Sabr includes a duty to remain steadfast to achieve your goals despite all odds
5. God Controls Life and Death
If you fear for your physical safety and security, remember that only Allah gives life and takes it back and, that He has appointed the time for it. No one can harm you except if Allah wills. As He says in the Qur’an: “Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high!”(Qur’an 4: 78)
6. Remember that Life is Short
It’s easy to get caught up in our own stress and anxiety. However, if we remember that our life is short and temporary, and that the everlasting life is in the Hereafter, this will put our worries in perspective
7. Connect with other Human Beings
You are not alone. Muslims are not alone. We are not suffering in silence. There are millions of good people who are not muslim, have beautiful heart and minds.We must show that we Muslim, are the best ummah in the world.